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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 28, 2012 9:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non Dead Dave Gilmour - Animals

Oh dear. Bad typo up there ... yikes ...

Animals may have been my number one album in sheer number of times played till I found the GOGD. DSOTM was great, of course, too, and definitely a touchstone of 20th c culture. Were there any dorm rooms where it wasn't played incessantly, musical generation after musical generation?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 29, 2012 4:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non Dead Dave Gilmour - Animals

certainly what I associate it with ... freshman year, yegads, night and day in our dorm.

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Poster: steam locomotive Date: Mar 29, 2012 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non Dead Dave Gilmour - Animals

Animals features what is probably Gilmour's best guitar playing on any record. He totally dominates the album. The solos aren't quite as hummable (and the songs not as short) as the radio-friendlier stuff, so I think it gets less love.

It helps to see the album as a whole, where they keep upping the tension until the last two minutes of Sheep, at which point Gilmour just blows the doors off. Very satisfying.